Diane Rosenstein is pleased to present Unrepentant Flowers and New Miniature Tableaux, a solo exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Roland Reiss. In this exhibition, Reiss presents two different series of floral paintings, Unrepentant Flowers and American Still Lifes; and a series of six new wall-mounted Miniatures that expand his Morality Play series (begun in 1980). This is Roland Reiss’ fourth exhibition with the gallery and presents his first new sculpture in nearly thirty years.
Roland Reiss (USA, b.1929) is widely recognized for his Miniatures, but he is first and foremost a painter. He was included in exhibitions in the early 1960's at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the San Francisco Museum of Art, the 1975 Whitney Biennial, and DOCUMENTA 7 (1982). LACMA included Mr. Reiss in Avant Garde in the '80's(1987). He has recieved survey exhibitions from the Begovich Gallery at Cal State Fullerton (2014), Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (2011-2012), and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (1991). Reiss has continuously recieved solo and group exhibitions throughout his career at institutions including MOCA, the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY, the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), the Armory Center for the Arts, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Hirschhorn Museum, the Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. His paintings and sculptures are included in the permanent collection of MOCA, LACMA, and the OCMA, among others. Roland Reiss was the Chairman of the Art Department of Claremont Graduate University from 1971-2000; he has recieved four National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships for both painting and sculpture. Roland Reiss lives and works in Los Angeles.